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Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa. It is the fourth largest on the African continent (surpassed by Cairo, Lagos and Kinshasa), and is the capital of Gauteng province as well as seat of the Constitutional Court South African. It is at an altitude of 1 753 meters above sea level. It was founded in 1886 with the discovery of gold in the area. In 1900 it already had 100 thousand inhabitants. It is the largest industrial and financial center in the country.

Johannesburg has one of the 40 largest metropolitan areas in the world, and is a global city.

Due to the proximity of the chain of Witwatersrand hills, rich in minerals, Johannesburg is a center of gold and diamond in large-scale.

It is in Johannesburg that lies the Soweto, which became famous due to apartheid.

The largest and busiest airport in Africa is Johannesburg International Airport, which serves as the main gateway to the entire southern part of the African continent.
Johannesburg is the main gateway to and from South Africa, with major international flights.
It is an urban destination with many restaurants, shopping malls and walks around the city. Few days are enough to know the main tourist attractions of the region and have a taste of what the metropolis can offer.

Do not miss Soweto, the Mandela House, the Carlton Center (which has a panoramic view of the city) and the Apartheid Museum - which tells the story of apartheid and makes us feel on the skin how the regime of racial segregation worked .

It has great restaurants with a very varied menu.

Warning: just as all urban areas in South Africa, Johannesburg suffer from serious public safety problems. Not carrying too many values ​​and not leaving cameras on display are just basic tips to avoid problems.
The same cultural variety of languages ​​and customs found in the country can be tasted in the dishes served in the most typical restaurants, such as steaks prepared with antelope meat or seafood. In some establishments it is possible to try also the pojties, a stew prepared in a pot of the time of Voortrekkers, known as potjiekos. A pap (a cornmeal dough) and samp (a lightly spiced corn cream) are some of the side dishes that must be tasted.
The city enjoys a sunny climate, with the summer months (October to April) characterized by hot days followed by thunderstorms in the afternoon and cold nights, and the winter months (May to September) on dry and sunny days followed by cold nights . Temperatures in Johannesburg are often mild due to the high altitude, with a maximum average daytime temperature in January of 25.6 ° C, dropping to a high of about 16 ° C (61 ° F) in June. Winter is the sunniest season of the year, with mild days and cold nights, dropping to 4.1 ° C (39.4 ° F) in June and July.
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